Friday, 13 July 2012

Aviation policy contains comforting words

This from Logisitical...

Today's DfT statement on aviation policy includes this phrase:
"If operational freedoms show clear benefits in terms of resilience, reducing delays and allowing planes to land more effectively, thereby reducing the impact of noise for residents under the flight path, then the Government will consult on making these benefits permanent;"
I'm only an ignorant railwayman, but what does "land planes more effectively" mean? 
Is an "ineffective landing" what Biggles might call a 'prang'?